On Sunday, we entered into a new year as the people of God. The page was turned to the season of Advent, a time of anticipation, waiting and longing for Christ to come.
At Renewal I talked through the concept of liturgy, what healthy tradition looks like, and most importantly what the church calendar is all about as we enter Advent. Continue reading
My church, Renewal Memphis, is currently in a year-long series on the book of Romans. At some point, every evangelical church works through this foundational letter that Paul wrote.
In particular, I have had the opportunity to take a couple of Sundays to look at Romans 5 and then another couple of Sundays to tackle Romans 7.
Here are those 4 sermons. Continue reading
Yesterday, the second Sunday of Advent, I gave the message at Renewal Church Memphis. It was titled, “The Original Immanuel,” and was based in Isaiah 7. There were 3 points I put on our radar:
1) Immanuel in Isaiah’s day.
2) Immanuel in Christ.
3) Immanuel today and always.
Have a listen by clicking on the link below. Continue reading
Today I read an article by author and pastor, Mandy Smith. She’s the author of The Vulnerable Pastor. Her book is stirring and so was this article. It’s entitled, “Kicking the Sermon Series Habit.”
It begins with these words: Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a few different people post about a recent ‘sermon’ that could be a candidate for worst sermon ever (one theologian did remark such). Thankfully this isn’t about my sermons!
The short homily comes from The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. It dates from 12 May 2013 and was given in Curaçao, Venezuela.
What’s the specific message? Continue reading